Worlds and European Championships
First two spots already assigned to Kostner and Marchei
Third spot: Rio or Rodeghiero
The choice will be made following these guidelines:
- ISU minimum score attained during the current or the previous season (before December 2012 for EC, February 2013 for WC)
- three different triple jumps ratified this season (no < or <<, and GOE not inferior to -2)
- best score in the SP attained in an international event this season and the Italian Championships
If the results are equal, the assignments will be split between the two skaters.
So, Russo wasn't considered from the beginning. She's very young though (15), and Rodeghiero and Rio are both much more experienced, so this choice doesn't surprise me. Being the best junior lady, she'll probably get the Junior Worlds spot.
Thank you Kalina, that makes much more sense now.
Giada Russo has only two triples - 3T and 3S, and they are not stable enough, as shows her JGP Event.
Two other mentioned Ladies have three triples.
So (for me) it looks not as "she is excluded", rather "she doesn't meet the requrements while two others meet".
Last edited by AlexRus; 01-15-2013 at 04:47 AM.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f5UV9U2VqA - her SP at Olympics. Her jumps look strange now, but how HIGH are they!
It looks like Tobias & Stagniunas are out of euros due to him being injured. :/
Now, it will be really an unpredictable event: B/S, C/L, I/K could all win the Gold...
C/l have to be the new frontrunners. The gpf shows c/l are the second euro team to p/b this season as b/s are falling behind and I/k beat them with that ghost dance in the fd.